• Ahead of the Game

  • A Scottish Murder Mystery (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers, Book 10)
  • By: JD Kirk
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (489 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When a body is discovered at a popular Highland landmark, it seems like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team. 

Except this body is missing a very vital component, and given its location - The Well of Seven Heads - it seems like someone is trying to send a message. But why? And to whom? 

With pressure mounting from his superiors, 600 teenagers baying for blood, and the press sniffing around for a scandal, the only chance Jack has of cracking his latest case is if he finds a way to keep the heid, while all around are losing theirs. 

Ahead of the Game is the 10th book from best-selling Scottish crime author, JD Kirk, and is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

©2021 JD Kirk (P)2021 JD Kirk

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Ahead of the Game is Fantastic!

I've been listening to the DCI Logan series since it first came out and have loved every minute. JD Kirk is brilliant and Angus King is amazing! Although the series is a Crime Thriller, I have laughed my way through all of the character development and interactions with the team. This book; however, I almost cried. It was close, but Bob had me laughing again. Thank you and keep up the great work, please.

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I do enjoy these and I will give 2 stars. The humour is usually one of the key good features but there was something slightly amiss in this one for me. Perhaps it was slightly forced, perhaps some of the descriptions were too long, it didn’t quite gel and for the first time ever, I found myself fast forwarding through the laboured parts. No spoilers, I hope, but surely Tyler couldn’t be quite so stupid and still be on the force? DCI Logan had some real TSTL incidents which made the whole book seem a bit far fetched.
I found Angus Kind to be a over the top with his narration of DCI Logan

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Another great one in the Logan series

Love this series. The narrator is everything! I give Angus King 10 stars alone!

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Another great Jack Logan mystery

once you start listening to this series, you won't want to stop. Well written, and we'll developed characters you can't help but love. Plus great stories with well solved plots.

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the best

the best author. the best series. the best laugh. the best entertainment. the best character mix.

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every episode is great!@

Angus King brings these well crafted characters to life. each of them. My favourite is 2nd in command, DI Constable Benjamin Ford. Older, wiser. funnier, dearest.
The stories are very interesting and keep you guessing who the murderer is. All of it is a set up for the crazy banter and good natured ribbing.
These are really my favourite parts.
They call it " Winding you up"and you know they love each other. And will protect each other. Ben Ford better never die. He's too important to the scripts, or the stories or the relationships. I have a feeling. Ben is favourite of all the characters. Especially the author J.D. KIRK and Angus King, the actor who makes all characters live!!!! Long may they may they all rein !!! On to next episode for me!!!

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Another gripping mystery thriller.

As I read more of the books in this series, I find I’m enjoying the characters and their development more and more. They’re human - flawed, scarred, complex. Narration always great.

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Kirk keeps getting better!

I'm currently binge-listening to this series, and each book is better than the last!

Angus King is a world class narrator, and he brings JD Kirk's epic storytelling to life.

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Like this series

Took a bit longer to get comfortable with this series than some others. Partly because of the heavy Scottish accent. Also wasn’t sure where it fell on the humorous-silly-serious scale. I have decided I like the bits of humor and even the silly mixed in with the serious.

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  • 02-12-22

a blast

This was just what I needed lately. Good story, hilarious dialogue, humans respecting each other even while being human and hilarious. Top narration.

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  • Sue P
  • 04-13-21

Absolutely brilliant 😱

Really enjoyed this book, the story is gripping, the main characters are funny at times and this just makes it even better, keeps you guessing all the way through, love this author and will definitely be getting more of their books As for the narrator just could not be any better, whole thing is great.

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  • Teresa evans
  • 04-13-21

Ahead of the game

Brilliant it is funny in parts I love the banter. Really grabs you can't wait till the next one. Narration was excellent.

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  • The Van G's
  • 04-11-21

Brilliant as usual

loved every single second. Loved the new twist with Olivia but am not sure about Oleg. Cannot wait for the next book. please release it SOON! P.S no one in the team must die! Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-21

Perfect

Another superb story, perfectly narrated by Angus King. Twists, turns, humour and sadness all included.

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  • Mary Henderson
  • 04-05-21

Another brilliant listen

I love this whole series. Brilliant Loads of dark laugh out loud Scottish humour, believable characters, brilliantly narrated.

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  • Megapixel
  • 04-03-21

Amazing writing

This series just gets better. The writing and delivery of the funnier bits had me in stiches.

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  • Travelling Listener
  • 04-02-21

I loved this! Even more than the others.

Brilliant and now very familiar characters.
Excellent narration.
Gripping story as ever - and love the twists in this.

JD Kirk is a brilliant storyteller.

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  • Fiona Evans
  • 04-15-21

Amazing

Another great book by JD KIRK absolutely loved it just as much as the previous ones.

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  • robkar
  • 04-14-21

Another “Page Turner”

Really been enjoying this series by JD Kirk. So glad to see the Bob Hoon character still lurking in the wings in the latest book. I found myself frequently laughing out loud on my early morning dog walks. Looking forward to the next book

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  • Mandy ryan
  • 03-25-21

Brilliant

I've just listened to the whole series of books consecutively and can honestly say they are up there with the best !
I'm going to miss DCI Jack Logan and his team and can't wait for the next installment .
I've laughed ..out loud whilst walking in the park, and cried and been totally engrossed , the story lines are brilliant and the narration the best I've ever listened to, 5 stars isn't enough , thankyou J D Kirk and Angus King

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  • Martine H
  • 03-23-21

JD Kirk’s best so far

I cannot get enough of DCI Logan! The best crime series I have read. The Character development, story, mystery but especially the humour make this series my favourite of all time. Crime is my go to genre however it’s often so serious and morose which can leave you a little deflated and exhausted . JD Kirk writes with balance which has you laughing out loud one minute and tearing up the next. The narration is on point and Angus King really understands the characters while expertly interpreting the writing through his narration. Every one of these novels leaves me wanting more and it’s tough to wait for the next! Totally binge worthy. Hurry up and write the next one JD!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 03-29-21

Love this series

This is a series I adore. Great characters terrific Murders, read by a brilliant narrator Angus King. More please.

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  • DebManning
  • 03-29-21

love Jack Logan

I love these books. I love the Scottish humour of these caracthers , the thread through all the books is endearing and keeps me comming back for more . A wonderful 'family' of friends and colleagues.

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  • Fly London Lover
  • 03-24-21

I was not disappointed

Another superb DCI Jack Logan story.
Great twists and turns interspersed with brilliant humour.
I cannot wait for the next instalment.

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  • Kayezzz
  • 05-13-22

Brilliant as usual 😀

Can't get enough of these books! It's easy too sometimes to forget it's the same voice for every character 🤔 and absolutely love the whole team...this author and narrator are the perfect combination; wonder if the narrator ever gets hoarse after Hoon has a rant lol...anyway, onto the next mad and hilarious murder! 😈🤣

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-22

Jd Kirk and Angus King

Never disappointed and looking forward to hearing the next one
Love the characters and the plots

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  • Brad
  • 04-22-22

Tears of laughter!

Great narration. Tears from laughing re the interaction between the beloved charachters in this series.

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  • S K Newsome
  • 01-09-22

Entertaining

This series just gets better and better. Great story line with plenty of humour thrown in. As for the narrator, well he's just brilliant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-21-21

great listening

still managed a few twists that were not expected, thanks for another good story in the series.

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  • carl
  • 10-05-21

Hopeless.

I purchased after reading good reviews. Who wrote these reviews Unable? Unable to finish, hopeless.